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Vanguard - Creed AR-V Information
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Vanguard
3050 W. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Fax: (714) 226-0020
Email: sales@vanguardpaintball.com
Website: http://www.vanguardusa.net
The AR-V is the culmination of three years research & development of air flow dynamics and electropneumatic control systems. We have created from the ground up of our own unique solenoid design and software systems.
 Manual: Download the manual for Vanguard Download
 Release Date: 2009
 MSRP: $1,300.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
 Reviews: 56
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Vanguard Creed AR-V I really like this marker. It has so many pros for the few cons it has. I've personally always been an ego fan. However, there is no doubt that this marker shoots a lot smoother than an ego. The...
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dominantgazelle
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Foothill Ranch
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $600.00
Pros: OLED, Barrel Kit, Packaging
Cons: Crappy Grips
I really like this marker. It has so many pros for the few cons it has. I've personally always been an ego fan. However, there is no doubt that this marker shoots a lot smoother than an ego. The packaging is also much better than the ego and it comes with many things that other markers don't usually come with stock. These things include a barrel kit, lanyard, instructional dvd, many many charging mechanism, leather case, anodized allen keys, oil, and probably more stuff I can't think of right now. The gun is very accurate and the feedneck it comes with also sits very low.

One of the cons is the grips. On the sides to me it feels fine; however, there is a little flappyness on the front under where the trigger guard is. Also the marker's trigger is a little less comfortable to me than the ego's persay. However, I wouldn't nessecarily call this a con because it is still much better than some of the other markers I've owned. Also a big downside to me is that there aren't many upgrades out there such as feednecks triggers regs, etc. However, what it comes stock with is good enough. I just threw on a LP Poppet and it shoots very smooth.

In my opinion if you are hesitating on purchasing this marker. Just go ahead and do it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Vanguard Creed AR-V i am a former PE fan and still think very highly of the PE line. However, given the price and the selection Vanguard wins First it blew me away how much variety there is to the creed. so many...
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FightingOriole
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Join Date: Oct 2008
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $820.00
Pros: Everything
Cons: nothing
i am a former PE fan and still think very highly of the PE line. However, given the price and the selection Vanguard wins

First it blew me away how much variety there is to the creed. so many differnt 1 of ___ and you arent paying $150 for the limiteds..big plus, i have a 1 of 1 creed and paid the same as for a normal marker

second, packaging. i thought PE gave an awesome tools kit, the Creed has everything but the thanksgiving trimmings! seriously. if you play internationaly, you have the conversion kits to charge anywhere in the world, very nice

third: sound signature is nice, there were times where i couldnt tell i was shooting onless i was watching my line of paint, much more quiet than the PE line and this gun isnt even broken in yet

4th: my biggest complaint about the PE was the drop at the end of the shot. the creed has no drop at all, it is a strait shot all the way till the end and has the nice grual fade..

over all, just an amazing gun and you cant beat the price. the Customer service is the best. Eric (shootnpoo) and Kat are more than willing to answer any questions you have and just make the entire creed community mesh
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Vanguard Creed AR-V I first saw the Creed at HB 2010. My first thought was "what the heck is this"? I listened to them as they said it would shoot better than my ego so I said let me try it. I usedone for one practice...
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Redlands
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $550.00
Pros: fast, lightweight, easy to maintain, great case
Cons: little awkward at first.
I first saw the Creed at HB 2010. My first thought was "what the heck is this"? I listened to them as they said it would shoot better than my ego so I said let me try it. I usedone for one practice and can say that it shoots better than my ego, dm, and timmy. Also with Vanguard's customer service, I have never had a problem getting parts or advice on how to take care of it. for the price, it is definetely one of the best marker deals around.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Vanguard Creed AR-V i absolutely love this marker. it shoots and feels great. only complaint so far is the back rubber panel that covers the charging port does break off. air usage is great i get about 1700 shots per...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $600.00
Pros: very light
Cons: none yet
i absolutely love this marker. it shoots and feels great. only complaint so far is the back rubber panel that covers the charging port does break off.

air usage is great i get about 1700 shots per tank. the barrel kit that comes with it is decent even though i don't use it. ergonomics of marker are great it feels solid in the hands and not cheap by any means. i have found that it needs a little more care then most poppet valve markers.
all in all a great buy if you get a chance to pick one up do it you wont regret it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Vanguard Creed AR-V this gun is by far the best gun ive had so far, solid for the price i think its even better for a ego (maaaaybe) but for $800 its amazing light, easy to maintain, verrryy smooth shot for a poppet...
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $799.99
Pros: efficient, no kick, light, easy maintenence
Cons: milling and grips
this gun is by far the best gun ive had so far, solid for the price i think its even better for a ego (maaaaybe) but for $800 its amazing

light, easy to maintain, verrryy smooth shot for a poppet and efficient and consistent....

vanguard could have done a little better on the milling but its still very light, another thing is are that the grips feel kinda cheep otherwise very good job vanguard. 9/10
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Vanguard Creed AR-V Very efficient in air. Shoots much smoother than an ego8/9. Only issue I have is the rechargeable battery. I prefer having a regular 9volt instead. Already comes with a matching barrel kit as well...
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $500.00
Pros: less kick, very air efficient
Cons: rechargeable battery
Very efficient in air. Shoots much smoother than an ego8/9. Only issue I have is the rechargeable battery. I prefer having a regular 9volt instead.

Already comes with a matching barrel kit as well as tools and other items.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Vanguard Creed AR-V One of the best shooting markers that I have ever owned. That being said, they need to spend more time on their quality control before shipping the markers out the door. The anodizing was very thin...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $900.00
Pros: Lightweight, Fast
Cons: Flimsy, poor quality control
One of the best shooting markers that I have ever owned. That being said, they need to spend more time on their quality control before shipping the markers out the door. The anodizing was very thin on some areas from the factory and the eye covers had to be bent to go flush with the marker. The LCD also had a line of dead pixels from the factory but that was replaced by vanguard service. The marker was very easy to maintain and shot very well. The accessories that came with the marker were a bit of overkill, but fun nonetheless.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
Vanguard Creed AR-V Got the Creed after shooting egos to see how they compared. It offers a cheaper alternative to buying an ego, but youre getting what you pay for. Not that great feeling in the hands, def not the...
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Join Date: Mar 2007
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $500.00
Pros: Cheaper shooter than an ego
Cons: Overpriced
Got the Creed after shooting egos to see how they compared. It offers a cheaper alternative to buying an ego, but youre getting what you pay for. Not that great feeling in the hands, def not the smoothest shot. But does come with a load of stuff, the accessories included are great, and the barrel kit almost makes it worth it. But for their original price point it cant keep up with an ego.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Vanguard Creed AR-V a friend of mine let me shoot his new creed back in 09 and i was amazed. it shot so smooth and felt real nice in my hands. i cant describe out it feels and shoots other than perfect. the creed is...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $500.00
Pros: shoots amazing, easy to clean and reliable
Cons: none whatsoever
a friend of mine let me shoot his new creed back in 09 and i was amazed. it shot so smooth and felt real nice in my hands. i cant describe out it feels and shoots other than perfect. the creed is VERY easy to clean and take care of. i myself am not a gun tech but i can take apart the creed, clean it and put it back together again with no problems at all. i would compare it a lot to an infinity legend minus the kick. it's just as easy to take care of. i really like the fact that creeds come with a barrel kit. thats a real nice feature. the wall charger is pretty baller to. i honestly cant decide wether or not i like it better than my old luxe. i hope this review was somewhat helpful.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Vanguard Creed AR-V i recently switched to the vanguard creed for sponsorship reasons. i traded my 2010 dye NT for the creed plus cash so ignore the "amount paid" section above. i was iffy at first as the looks didnt...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $900.00
Pros: light, no kick, very smooth,
Cons: milling, asa, grips.
i recently switched to the vanguard creed for sponsorship reasons. i traded my 2010 dye NT for the creed plus cash so ignore the "amount paid" section above.

i was iffy at first as the looks didnt appeal to me. they didnt look as sharp and refined as i would have liked from a high end marker. little did i know that when i shot it my judgements of the creed changes completely. this was the smoothest poppit i had ever shot. smoother than any ego out there. it felt as though i was shooting my dm9. this gun has the efficiency and ease of maintinence as an ego but the smoothness and accuracy of a matrix. the more and more i shot it, the milling grew on me. great job vanguard

pros-
light
no kick
no barrel rise
very smooth
very accurate

cons-
asa is hard to use when hands are oily
milling isnt refined as it could be, alot could be taken off
grips feel cheap and wear very easily, already on my second pair.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
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